Weddings & Events

For your special occasion, Alpenglow Lodge is an unforgettable experience 

Set in the Chugach Mountains above Anchorage, Arctic Valley is a perfect alpine, mountain venue for your wedding or event. With beautiful views of the Chugach and Anchorage, plus chairlift rides to get you high into the mountains, while still being within 15 miles of downtown Anchorage, our location can’t be beat.

Our lodge is two stories and has many large windows allowing for incredible mountain views overlooking Anchorage. There is a large lawn in front of the lodge for outdoor ceremonies and, for those who are interested in additional views of the Chugach range, our chairlift is also available to rent (weather permitting).

We have open catering and alcohol, so you’re not locked into an in-house or exclusive vendor. We have worked with lots of local catering companies and are happy to recommend a few that are always excellent.

We have plenty of free parking and room for motorhomes and campers, plus a front door turnaround for easy access by guests, catering staff, and musicians. The lodge can accommodate up to about 215 guests, but with two levels, smaller events aren’t overwhelmed by the space. Our wedding season is late May through September.


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Alpenglow Lodge has packages perfect for your wedding! Whether you want a full weekend with your friends and family, a no-stress one day celebration, or an intimate, low-key wedding, we’re here for you. Our packages include all furnishings and equipment to simplify your decision making. Any of the packages can be customized with a chairlift ride, the lodge and ceremony decorated to your liking, and your choice of vendors. Pricing for 2025 packages.

Enjoy the views from the top of our chairlift on Rendezvous Peak

Reserve Your Date

Use our event inquiry form to plan your event, or contact John at or leave a message at 907-792-9091. Please include prospective dates, number of guests and the package you are considering in your email or phone message.

Please note that a down payment is required to reserve your date.


The Alpenglow Lodge summer rental season runs from mid-May to the end of September. We do not offer weddings the rest of the year due to variable road and weather conditions.

We are accepting summer 2024 & summer 2025 reservations! If you haven’t talked to us yet about your date, please send an inquiry or call us at 907-792-9091 so we can begin the process and get your date locked in.

During the winter season we offer birthday and corporate parties in conjunction with our tubing operations from late November-early April. For more information, see our tubing page.

Please note that we do not offer rentals from October to late November. Special arrangements may be made on a case-by-case basis for informal events after the end of ski season in mid-April though mid-May. We are unable to host formal events during the winter, due to the lodge being set up for the ski season.


We had the most wonderful wedding experience up at Alpenglow Lodge. Between the beautiful scenery surrounded by the mountains, and the fun rustic feeling of a ski lodge, the vibe was exactly what we were dreaming of. The combination of the outdoor experience, and a building that is large enough to do everything inside if the weather is poor was a magical combo. We never had to stress about the AK weather, because we knew the backup plan of an indoor wedding upstairs would be just as spectacular. It was super helpful to be able to check out the lodge and available decorations multiple times leading up to the wedding. In addition, John was so patient and willing to answer as many questions as we had, which alleviated any of the stressful “unknowns”.

We did the 24 hour package, and found it really helpful and fun to have so much time to both set up, and clean up without feeling rushed or stressed. The managing team was always around, and willing to help with anything, which made the prepping and clean up process really calm and enjoyable! The access to camping the evening of the wedding was a life saver! This way people aren’t drinking and driving, and the party can go on as long or as late as you desire! Not only that, you have a whole collection of helpers for picking up the next morning!

Between the most beautiful views in town, and the super “user friendly” experience, we would recommend Alpenglow Lodge to anyone and everyone!

Sadie B

We had our ceremony and reception the end of June up at Arctic Valley at the Alpenglow Lodge and absolutely loved the atmosphere, ability to decorate and make the space our own. There is so much room that your guests will not feel cramped and the kitchen is huge so if you are a DIY bride like me you will have plenty of resources. I appreciated the open communication John and I had. He made things easy and the lodge inquiry documents available online give you all the options to choose from. I highly recommend Arctic Valley and would pick the venue all over again.

Danielle W

Got married at Arctic Valley and it was amazing! John, the manager, made the entire 9 month process so easy, laid back and completely stress-free. We paid extra to have them set up and clean up for us, and it was well worth the money. The views during our ceremony were beautiful, and the views from the top of the chairlift were absolutely breathtaking. The staff running the chairlift were very helpful and nice, and there was always at least one staff person around during the whole reception. If you’re looking for a stunning location for your wedding, and also a low maintenance process, this is the perfect place.

Jenna N